PULLMAN – The fifth annual Managing in Cougar Country conference, held Thursday, Aug. 5, in Smith CUE 203, drew 126 managers and supervisors universitywide to the training event.
The event offered employees a variety of workshops focusing on the theme “Vision and Collaboration in the WSU Community.”
The conference is sponsored by WSU Human Resource Services.
Session speakers and topics included:
- Larry James, associate executive vice president, talking about “Vision and Collaboration at WSU”
- Lisa Neal and Suzette Yaezenko, both from the WSU Human Resources office, on “Faculty Recruitment”
Kristine Kuhn, associate professor of management and operations, on “Managing with Integrity”
- Joan King, executive director of planning and budget, on “Funding at WSU”
- Chris Boyan and Bridgette Brady, from Parking and Transportation, on “Succession Planning: Ensuring Continuity by Cultivating Leaders”
- Chris Wuthrich, dean of students, “Leadership Lessons through Student Employees”
- Rob Cassleman, international scholar advisor, on “A Culture of Collaboration within a Global University”
- Sharyl Kammerzell, division chief, Attorney General Office, and Ann Heath on “Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention”
- Eleanor Finger, resident life director, on “Working Collaboratively at WSU”
- Arlo Clizer, director of operations and system services with Information Technnology Services, on “Leading Technical Professionals”
Shirley Cornelius, assitant director of Payroll Services, on “Communicating in Tough Times”